Anyone down to just one nap?

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Anyone down to just one nap?

It's getting tougher and tougher to get both naps in... Ryan usually fights going down for one of them. He sleeps about 45 min to 1:30 hr two times a day for now. The times where he skipped the second nap he usually went down later for his first nap but then still only slept 45 minutes, making it a long and cranky day. I hoped that at least he would sleep through the night after that but he woke up twice, same as always.

Has anyone already made the transition to just one nap? If so, how did it go?

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I am trying to transition to one nap but I also stopped swaddling her and using her vibrating chair at the beginning of November and she hasn't napped longer than 45 minutes since then. In October she was napping 20-30 min on me after her morning nursing session but waking as soon as i made any movement and then a two hour afternoon nap. If we are out she will skip the morning nap easily so I have been trying to make sure I nurse her in the living room with the TV on or something to keep her from falling asleep and I moved her afternoon nap time up. I think the transition actually worked, its just the loss of the swaddle and being in her crib that is keeping her from napping well.

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Still two naps here. He goes down about an hour to two hours for each nap. I don't think he is ready to let go of his morning nap yet. He has missed his afternoon nap a couple of times if we were out and about. When that happens, we can get through rest of day but usually means he gets pretty cranky by bath or bedtime.

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Our schedule has gone to crap in the past month. I have no idea if they need two anymore or what. Sometimes they take 2 naps and then we never fall asleep at night! But other times they get one nap and they're obviously exhausted. I think it's just a tough transition time.

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It depends on the day here. Sometimes she takes 2 shorter naps, other days just one long one. I think she's in a weird transitional phase too. Her night time sleep routine is all messed up right now and I'm not sure why...just trying to go with the flow.

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Yeah I was hoping going down to one nap would improve nighttime sleep but no go.

We are actually trying to wean off night time feeds by replacing more and more formula with water during nighttime feeds. I have such a hard time going back to sleep once I get up that I just can't keep going like this once I return to work (next week). I hope it will work.

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"science_gal" wrote:

Yeah I was hoping going down to one nap would improve nighttime sleep but no go.

We are actually trying to wean off night time feeds by replacing more and more formula with water during nighttime feeds. I have such a hard time going back to sleep once I get up that I just can't keep going like this once I return to work (next week). I hope it will work.

Oh that's right, your maternity leave is almost done. Hope you can cut night feedings so you can get uninterrupted sleep.

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"xtinagreen" wrote:

Oh that's right, your maternity leave is almost done. Hope you can cut night feedings so you can get uninterrupted sleep.

Thanks, I really hope so too. I have a hell of a time with insomnia and it's been really rough.